Final project

Students are to select option 1 or 2 and read the corresponding chapters. The writing

rubric will be used to grade the final paper.

Follow closely the Grading Rubric for Written

Assignment found in the Course Resources section of the course. Be sure to include an

Introduction and Conclusion to the assignment. This is a formal paper.

Follow APA

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edition format. The paper should be no more than 10 pages, excluding the title and

reference pages. An abstract is not required for Choice 1.

Choice 1: Quantitative or Qualitative Research Proposal

Choose a topic of interest and write a proposal to a funding agency. The proposal must

include the problem, purpose, significance, feasibility, literature review, framework,

design, sample, measurement, and plan for collection and analysis of data. A study

budget and timetable should also be included. (Refer to Chapters 28 and 29 of the

required course textbook.)

Components:

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Title page

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Introduction

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Literature review

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Framework

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Research Hypotheses/questions

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Methodology

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Plans for Data Collection and Analysis

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Budget

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Conclusion

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Appendices, as appropriate

Choice 2:

Evidence-Based Systematic Review

Identify a clinical problem and develop a PICO question. Review the literature about this

question, using a minimum of 10 references. This systematic review will identify,

appraise, and synthesize the studies to answer the question. Conclusions are made

based on scientific evidence. (Refer to Chapter 19)

Components:

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Title Page

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Abstract

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Introduction

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Relevant PICO clinical question

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Purpose or aim of review

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Literature Search criteria and strategies

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Comprehensive search and results

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Critical appraisal process and findings

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Results of findings (table and narrative format)

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Discussion of findingsĀ—implications, limitations, conclusions

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Conclusion